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RSVP of St. Johns County News

RSVP volunteers have been very busy this year fulfilling their mission to assist students in their educational pursuits, and assist not-for-profit agencies in St. Johns County with special support. They made a huge impact on academic achievement this year. Hundreds of students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade received literacy enhancement, tutoring, and/or mentoring services. The results were higher achievement levels, and increased academic engagement. Volunteers also took part in special activities with the following community partners: ASSIST, St. Augustine Historical Inns, CHARACTER COUNTS! and EPIC Behavioral Services. To read more details about this active and big-hearted group, go to the RSVP website.

If you want to make a difference in the life of a student this year, RSVP is looking for community members to assist once per week in the district’s summer reading or math program. Hours are flexible, and even if you are traveling this summer you can help out while you are in town. Call RSVP/Volunteer Services at 904-547-3952 or email Cheryl Freeman for more information.

Update from Volunteer Services

As the 2018-2019 school year comes to an end, reports show that school volunteers again gave tirelessly to students in the school district. Congratulations to our outstanding school volunteers: Mason Saye (youth volunteer), Jenny Persson (adult volunteer) and Sal Iaropoli (senior volunteer). They represent the thousands of volunteers who make a difference by tutoring, mentoring, taking part in extra-curricular activities, and so much more. Their time, talent and heart help to bring about huge success for students in the St. Johns County School District. To them all we say “Thank You!”

Outstanding School Volunteers 2019

Outstanding school volunteers throughout our school district were honored at a ceremony held on April 4th. Special congratulations to Mason Saye, Jenny Persson, and Sal Laropoli who were named our Youth, Adult and Senior Volunteers of the Year respectively.

Volunteer Services and RSVP News

Chocolate and BeyondOutstanding School Volunteers in the youth, adult, and senior categories have been selected, and the district winners have been chosen.  They will be announced at the annual Outstanding School Volunteer and Volunteer Coordinator reception April 4, 2019.  These amazing volunteers represent over 20,000 volunteers in our school district, bringing support to students throughout the district.

In observance of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of St. Johns County recently had a gift card drive to benefit the district’s ASSIST program.  $1,100 in gift cards were donated, and will be used for families in need.  RSVP again played a major role in the St. Augustine Bed & Breakfast Tour of Inns December 8 – 10.  After working with this wonderful event for many years, RSVP of St. Johns County is the charity recipient for 2018.

Mark your calendars now for the 26th anniversary of Chocolate and Beyond, a delicious and exciting fundraiser for the RSVP program.  This will take place Saturday, March 2, 2019, at First Coast Technical College from 2 – 4 p.m.  For information regarding Chocolate and Beyond, as well as opportunities for mentoring, reading with preschool students, or academic tutoring for students of all grades, contact the Volunteer Services/RSVP office at (904) 547-3952.

25th Anniversary of Chocolate and Beyond

Mark your calendars now for the 25th anniversary of Chocolate and Beyond, a delicious and exciting fundraiser for the RSVP program. This will take place Saturday, February 24 at First Coast Technical College from 2 – 4 p.m.

For information regarding Chocolate and Beyond, as well as opportunities for mentoring, reading with preschool students, or academic tutoring for students of all grades, contact the Volunteer Services/RSVP office at 904-547-3952.

Outstanding School Volunteers 2018

Outstanding school volunteers in the youth, adult, and senior categories have been selected, and the district winners have been chosen. They will be announced at the annual Outstanding School Volunteer and Volunteer Coordinator reception on April 5, 2018. These amazing volunteers represent over 20,000 volunteers in our school district, bringing support to students throughout the district.

Volunteers from the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of St. Johns County played a major role in the St. Augustine Tour of Inns on December 9 – 13, which benefits local charities. A holiday recognition breakfast and training/networking event was held for RSVP on December 8. The training/networking portion was opened to volunteers throughout the school district. Another event will be held in March 2018, to encourage professional development and peer networking.